Category: Recreation

Q and A: As northern bird watchers, we are wondering what avian activities are prevalent this time of year?

from V.B., Bonita Springs Answer: Throughout Florida, this is a great time to be bird watching. This is the best time of year for watching waterfowl on wetlands, lakes and prairies. Snail Kites are gathering in South Florida to… Read More

Q and A: My neighbors have bird feeders that attract crows, blackbirds, and starlings. These birds are loud and messy and I was wondering if someone would tell these folks that they are creating a nuisance. Why buy feed for these garbage eaters?

from J.P., Fort Myers Answer: There is a delicate balance between nature and development, just as there is a delicate balance that must be reached between neighbors. I am not the person to tell a homeowner what to… Read More

Firewise Landscaping

With images of wildfires in the Tampa Bay area and the occasional “haze” you might have seen in the air, we are experiencing wildfires like we have not had in many years. The unseasonably dry winter and spring… Read More

Accepting Applications for Summer High School Leadership Program!

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County at Weedon Island Preserve is looking for high school students with an interest in the environment to join the Ranger Naturalist program. High school students yearning to learn more about the environment and gain… Read More

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station raises $9,000

More than 50 residents from Florida’s Nature Coast and Gainesville paddled, jogged or cheered during the Workout on the Waterfront event held in Cedar Key, Florida to raise money for local causes. The event, held March 18, was… Read More